Man accused of murdering girlfriend and son back in court

After being indicted in April of two cases of malice murder, Brandon Conner reappeared in court Monday to plead not-guilty.
After being indicted in April of two cases of malice murder, Brandon Conner reappeared in court Monday to plead not-guilty.

The next phase in the murder trial involving a Columbus man who killed two people resumed Monday. Accused murderer Brandon Conner attended a death penalty hearing in connection with his alleged murder of girlfriend Rosella Mitchell and their six-month-old son Dylan back in August 2014.

Mitchell and Dylan’s deaths were ruled homicides after their bodies were found burned in a fire at a home on Winifred Lane. Prosecutors believe that Conner set the fire to cover up the homicides.

The defense requested 30 days for a status conference during Conner’s not-guilty plea deal. The conference has been scheduled for Friday, August 7 at 1:30 p.m. Conner faces two counts of malice murder, two felonious counts of murder, aggravated battery, first degree arson and possessing a knife while committing a felony. A judge set bond for Conner at $525,000 last December, before a grand jury indicted Conner in April.

 

 

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